Did you see Hillary Clinton campaigning in Iowa the other day? More importantly, did you hear her campaigning in Iowa? Was it my imagination or was she trying to speak Iowan? Talking in contractions, affecting a “flat accent” Hillary appeared to be attempting to bond with people in the Hawkeye state by mimicking the way they speak.
Hillary’s in New Hampshire tomorrow which means she has to quickly revert from the flat, homespun Iowa diction to a New England, Kennedy-type accent. Then she’s due down South, where she’ll announce “I’m fixin’ to run for president, y’all” to thunderous applause. Then it’s on to California where this “Valley Girl” will profess “I wanna be Commander-In-Chief, like, fer sure.”
Imagine if she’s elected and continues this sort of behavior for four to eight years of globe-trotting? President Hillary Clinton visits Australia where she addresses the Australian Parliament by asking them to “Put another shrimp on the barbie, there, mates.” Then on to Italy where she gestures wildly with her hands. In Japan and China her attempts to imitate the local speaking style are viewed as abject racism. She then heads for Paris, where she adopts a French accent to denounce “American tourist swill.”
I hesitate to even picture Hillary if, during her term, we find intelligent forms of life on other planets.
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